Matej Durcik

PhD, Physics, Comenius University; Slovakia, 1998
MS, Information Science, University of Pittsburgh, 2004
Title & Affiliation: 
Researcher, Hydrologic Information Systems, Biosphere 2, College of Science, University of Arizona

My current work focuses on application of geoinformatics technologies in environmental sciences, database system design and implementation, data management, remote sensing, spatial and temporal data analysis and assimilation, distributed hydrologic modeling, climate variability, environmental radioactivity and physical hydrologic processes.

Curricula Vitae (pdf)

Publications (pdf)

Model Systems


2016 (Published)

Solid-phase redistribution of rare earth elements in hillslope pedons subjected to different hydrologic fluxes . Vázquez-Ortega, A., Huckle, D., Perdrial, J., Amistadi, M. K., Durcik, M., Rasmussen, C., McIntosh, J., Chorover, J. (2016): Chemical Geology 426: 1-18.

2016 (Published)

Evaluation of the Performance of Three Satellite Precipitation Products over Africa . Serrat-Capdevila, A., Merino, M., Valdes, J.B., Durcik, M. (2016): Remote Sensing 8(10): 836.

2015 (Published)

The Landscape Evolution Observatory: A large-scale controllable infrastructure to study coupled Earth-surface processes . Pangle, L.A., DeLong, S.B., Abramson, N., Adams, J., Barron-Gafford, G.A., Breshears, D.D., Brooks, P.D., Chorover, J., Dietrich, W.E., Dontsova, K., Durcik, M., Espeleta, J., Ferre, T.P.A., Ferriere, R., Henderson, W., Hunt, E.A., Huxman, T.E., Millar, D., Murphy, B., Niu, G-Y., Pavao-Zuckerman, M., Pelletier, J.D., Rasmussen, C., Ruiz, J., Saleska, S., Schaap, M., Sibayan, M., Troch, P.A., Tuller, M., van Haren, J., Zeng, X. (2015): Geomorphology 244: 190-203.

2014 (Published)

An integrated modelling framework of catchment‐scale ecohydrological processes: 1.Model description and tests over an energy‐limited watershed . Niu, G.-Y., Paniconi, C., Troch, P. A., Scott, R. L., Durcik, M., Zeng, X., Huxman, T., Goodrich, D. C. (2014): Ecohydrology 7(2): 427–439.

2014 (Published)

An integrated modelling framework of catchment‐scale ecohydrological processes: 2. the role of water subsidy by overland flow on vegetation dynamics in a semi‐arid catchment . Niu, G.-Y., Troch, P. A., Paniconi, C., Scott, R. L., Durcik, M., Zeng, X., Huxman, T., Goodrich, D. C., Pelletier, J. (2014): Ecohydrology 7(2): 815–827.

2013 (Published)

Coevolution of nonlinear trends in vegetation, soils, and topography with elevation and slope aspect: A case study in the sky islands of southern Arizona . Pelletier, J. D., Barron-Gafford, G. A., Breshears, D. D., Brooks, P. D., Chorover, J., Durcik, M., Harman, C. J., Huxman, T. E., Lohse, K. A., Lybrand, R., Meixner, T., McIntosh, J. C., Papuga, S. A., Rasmussen, C., Schaap, M., Swetnam, T. L., and Troch, P. A. (2013): Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface 118: 741-758.


Jemez-Catalina CZO Data Management System and its Integration . Durcik, M. (2011): CUAHSI Conference on Hydrologic Data and Information Systems, Logan, Utah, June 22-24, 2011.